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Graduate funding

Funding resources

All students admitted to our programs on a full-time basis are considered for university scholarships and bursaries when eligible. Admitted students, along with continuing student, will be invited regularly to apply for Teaching Assistantships.

Prospective and current students are encouraged to apply for external and internal funding opportunities. The Department of Religions and Cultures regularly holds workshops to support graduate students who apply to the federal grants through SSHRC (Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada) and the provincial grants through FRQSC (Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture).



MA and PhD Opportunities

Seeking applicants for our MA  and PhD programs in Religions and Cultures, who will research South Asian religious practices, such as performance traditions, heritage and art, contemporary caste politics, and diasporic religous sensibilities, broadly defined.

The fellowship is valued at $10,000 CAD (for the first year, renewable for the second year, subject to ongoing satisfactory performance).

The fellowship is valued at $20,000 CAD per year for three years (subject to ongoing satisfactory performance).

For complete information please visit the Research and Graduate Studies Funding site.


MA Fellowship and RA in Judaism, Film, and Television
For detailed information, please visit the site.

The Mayer-Heft PhD Fellowship is awarded to newly enrolled PhD candidates in the Department of Religions and Cultures who are working in the area of Judaic Studies. It is for a three year period, offering the recipient $5,000 in each of those three years.

The Mervin Butovsky Memorial Scholarship is offered annually, alternating between an undergraduate student in Judaic Studies in Religions and Cultures and the Department of English. It is for the amount of $1,000 or more depending on endowment earnings.

  • Eligible candidates must be pursuing MA or PhD research in the area of Jewish Studies at Concordia University. A student may not receive more than one Montefiore scholarshiop from different sources in the same year. Awards may be renewable.
  • The fellowships are valued at $7,000 each.

This award is created through the generosity of Dr. Kurt Ekler, a Holocaust survivor and Professor Emeritus who graduated from McGill University with BSc and PhD degrees before teaching Chemistry at Loyola College and Concordia University. It is for new and returning students, however preference will be given to students starting their Master's degree. It is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Eligible applicants must be full-time, pursuing a Master's degree in Judaic Studies.

The award is renewable upon recommendation from the Department of Religions and Cultures.


The Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies has the following fellowships available:

  • Mahlab Fellowships
  • Miriam Aaron Rolland Fellowship
  • Romek Hornstein Memorial Fellowship
  • Harris and Ann Wetstein Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • Kanfi-Holzbauer Travel Award

For detailed information and application form for the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies funding opportunities, please visit the Institute's funding page.  

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